Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Colorful Diet

The more color you add into your diet, the more nutrients you will get! With all the various colors, each food has different potential benefits to offer. Next time when grocery shopping, if your cart isn't screaming the colors of the rainbow, educate yourself with the info below and take another lap.

Greens indicate antioxidant potential and fiber that reduce cancer risks and smoothens bowel movement.

Fruits: avocado, apples, grapes, honeydew, kiwi and lime
Vegetables: artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, green peppers, cucumber and leafy greens such as spinach

Orange and deep yellow fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that promote healthy vision, immunity and give you glowing skin.

Fruits: apricot, cantaloupe, grapefruit, mango, papaya, peach and pineapple
Vegetables: carrots, yellow pepper, yellow corn and sweet potatoes

Purple and blue options may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may help with memory, urinary tract health.

Fruits: blackberries, blueberries, plums, raisins
Vegetables: eggplant, purple cabbage, purple-flesed potato, beetroot, turnip

Red indicate products that may help maintain a healthy heart, vision, immunity and to maintain a healthy hemoglobin level.

Fruits: cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, red/pink grape fruit, red grapes and watermelon
Vegetables: red onions, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb and tomatoes

White, tan and brown food contains nutrients that may promote heart health and reduce cancer risks and good vascular circulation.

Fruits: banana, brown bear, dates and white peaches
Vegetables: cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, white-fleshed potato and white corn

No comments: